Nanaimo Hotsheet – January 30 2018

The Nanaimo Hotsheet is our weekly “Nanaimo Leads Of The Week” newsletter and a collection of local, provincial, and national labour market headlines. So whether you’re looking for job leads or labour market news, we’ve got you covered!

 

Featured Jobs, January 30:

Seasonal Warehouse Labourer – PepsiCo

Courier Driver – Danfoss Courier

Industrial Laundry Worker – Pacific Linen Supply

Warehouse/Counter Sales Person – Andrew Sheret

Painter/Drywaller – Sloan’s Painting

Administrative Assistant – Holdfast Metalworks

Clinic Office Assistant – Woodgrove Pines Wellness Clinic

Assistant Manager – Walmart Canada

Manager/Service Writer – Parker Marine Nanaimo

Assistant Store Manager – The Landing Liquor Store

Client Service Representative – RBC

Childcare Provider – Victoria Nannies

Dry Land Sort Supervisor –  The Teal-Jones Group

Research Section Head – BC Public Service

Program Manager – WJS

 

Download “Leads Of The Week” for January 29 here.

 

Here’s our Nanaimo Events Calendar!

 

Local News:

What’s Building in my Neighbourhood? Your online source for checking out development in your area.
https://www.nanaimo.ca/whatsbuilding/

Thirty paramedic positions and more ambulances for Nanaimo and area
https://www.cheknews.ca/thirty-paramedic-positions-and-added-ambulances-for-nanaimo-and-area-411346/

44 units of modular housing coming to Nanaimo to help the most vulnerable
http://nanaimonewsnow.com/article/566269/44-units-modular-housing-coming-nanaimo-help-most-vulnerable

Upgrades to Millstream overpass to begin Feb. 1
https://www.vicnews.com/news/upgrades-to-millstream-overpass-to-begin-feb-1/

Work expected to start soon at key Nanaimo intersections
http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/work-expected-to-start-soon-at-key-nanaimo-intersections-1.23149025

Island Ferries announces next step in bid to dock at SeaBus terminal –  Foot-ferry company says it plans to start up service this summer
https://www.nanaimobulletin.com/news/island-ferries-announces-next-step-in-bid-to-dock-at-seabus-terminal/

Proposed north Nanaimo developments to add vital rental stock in key areas
http://nanaimonewsnow.com/article/565917/proposed-north-nanaimo-developments-add-vital-housing-stock-key-areas

Campbell River’s CRadvantage Earns International Smart 50 Award
http://www.businessexaminer.ca/vancouver-island-articles/item/campbell-river-s-cradvantage-earns-international-smart-50-award

Winners among 90 finalists in 17 different categories will be chosen in Victoria, as the 2018 Business Excellence Awards spotlight quality businesses around Vancouver Island.
https://www.nanaimobulletin.com/business/tonights-the-night-for-vancouver-island-businesses-to-shine/

Alberni Outpost closes –  Outdoor and recreation-focused business with branches in Courtenay and Nanaimo has closed up shop
https://www.nanaimobulletin.com/business/alberni-outpost-closes/

Nanaimo Airport Commission – Expansion Phase One – Structural Steel
https://canada.constructconnect.com/joc/tenders/nanaimo-airport-commission-expansion-phase-one-structural-steel

Nanaimo Airport Commission – Concrete and Rebar
https://canada.constructconnect.com/joc/tenders/nanaimo-airport-commission-concrete-rebar

Nanaimo Airport Commission – Electrical and Mechanical
https://canada.constructconnect.com/joc/tenders/nanaimo-airport-commission-electrical-mechanical


BC & Canada News:

New home construction pace quickens in B.C.
https://www.biv.com/article/2018/1/new-home-construction-pace-quickens-bc/?utm_source=BIV+Newsletters%2C+effective+July+1%2C+2017&utm_campaign=8486ef4c4a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_01_22&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c5e00a74ef-8486ef4c4a-211143429

People with disabilities, inclusive employers to benefit from program extension
https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2017SDPR0070-002004?mc_cid=33b5f7024f&mc_eid=75545e29a8

Ergonomics and Assistive Technology to Support Employment
http://www.neilsquire.ca/individual-programs-services/technologywork/?mc_cid=33b5f7024f&mc_eid=75545e29a8

Safeway parent company to shutter 10 B.C. stores
https://www.biv.com/article/2018/1/safeway-parent-company-shutter-10-bc-stores/?utm_source=BIV+Newsletters%2C+effective+July+1%2C+2017&utm_campaign=b926ae611c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_01_22&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c5e00a74ef-b926ae611c-211143429

Powell River: Spearheading a development boom on the Sunshine Coast – The northern Sunshine Coast city’s residential and commercial building permits are skyrocketing, due to an influx of young families relocating from the Lower Mainland
http://www.westerninvestor.com/where-to-invest/powell-river-spearheading-a-development-boom-on-the-sunshine-coast-1.23153874

Thousands of B.C. students, teachers to receive coding classes, digital skill training
https://www.nanaimobulletin.com/news/thousands-of-b-c-students-teachers-to-receive-coding-classes-digital-skill-training/

Upcoming Events:

Home Depot – All Posts Hiring Event
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Home Depot, 6555 Metral Drive, Nanaimo, BC
http://careershomedepot.ca/eventDetails.php?id=13&jt=NANAIMO-OVERNIGHTS-HIRING-EVENT&jl=Nanaimo-BC

Navigating the Marine Industry Workshop
Monday, January 29th to Wednesday, January 31st
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
GT Hiring Solutions (WorkBC)
101, 155 Skinner Street

Building Service Worker Program
Vancouver Island University
Program Dates: January 30—February 27, 2018 – Nanaimo
Contact a VIU Client Coordinator at (250)740-6579 or (250)740-6163
Email: client.coordinator@viu.ca Fax: (250)740-6452
For more info, visit our website: https://www2.viu.ca/pdt/courses/ess.asp

Compass Canada Job Fair in Victoria
Fri, 2 February 2018
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM PST
GT Hiring Solutions WorkBC Centre
415 Gorge Rd. East #102
Victoria, BC V8T 2W1
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/compass-canada-job-fair-in-victoria-tickets-42011048176

Rocky Mountaineer Career Fair
Date: Feb. 3, 2018
Time: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Rocky Mountaineer Station – 1755 Cottrell St, Vancouver
https://www.go2hr.ca/events/rocky-mountaineer-career-fair-1

Virtual Career Fair to Bridge the Gap Between Job Seekers and Mining Employers
February 6 and 7, 2018

  • The Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR) invites mining sector employers and job seekers to participate in an innovative virtual career fair entitled A Career in Mining is More Than You Think.

https://www.mihr.ca/news/2018/virtual-career-fair-to-bridge-the-gap-between-job-seekers-and-mining-employers?platform=hootsuite

Work BC Find Your Fit Tour – Nanaimo
The WorkBC Find Your Fit Tour is an interactive event where students have an opportunity to try their hand at skills they’ll need for different careers.
Location: John Barsby Secondary School
550 Seventh St., Nanaimo
Date: February 8, 2018
Time: 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Cost: There is no cost to attend
https://www.workbc.ca/Jobs-Careers/Find-Your-Fit-Tour/Upcoming-Events/John-Barsby-Community-School.aspx

Employer Information Session in Victoria with BC Assessment & BC Pension Corp
WHEN: February 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
WHERE: GT Hiring Solutions Downtown Victoria WorkBC Centre
1483 Douglas St #201, Victoria, BC
http://gthiringsolutions.ca/blog/event/employer-information-session-in-victoria-with-bc-assessment-bc-pension-corp/

Lowe’s Hiring Fair
Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the store for seasonal hiring.
Time unknown
These will be mostly contracts that will start around March/April and run until the end of August.

Building Your Career in Construction
4-day workshop series
Monday, February 26 to Thursday, March 1, 2018
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
GT Hiring Solutions (WorkBC)
101, 155 Skinner Street

Security Worker Training
Feb 28—March 27, 2018
VIU Nanaimo
Contact a VIU Client Coordinator:
1-888-920-2221 ext. 6579 (toll free) or (250)740-6579
Email: client.coordinator@viu.ca Fax: (250)740-6452
For more info, visit our website: https://www2.viu.ca/pdt/courses/ess.asp

West Coast Job Fair
Friday, March 2, 2018
Best Western Tin Wis Resort (Tofino, British Columbia)
1119 Pacific Rim Hwy, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0
https://www.facebook.com/events/195436481192412/

Island Wood – Industry Forum and Wood Product Showcase
March 23rd, 2018 at the Cowichan Exhibition Park
http://viea.ca/economic-resources-initiatives/initiatives/forestrywood-industries-initiative/

Work BC Nanaimo Job Fair
Date:  Thursday, April 5, 2018
Time:  12:30 – 4:00PM
Location:  Vancouver Island Conference Centre
Address:  101 Gordon St., Nanaimo

Western Business Outlook 2018: Nanaimo
Wednesday April 11 2018
Venue TBD • Nanaimo, B.C.
https://www.conferenceboard.ca/conf/18-0059/default.aspx

2017 Hiring Fair hosted by the Career Centre in Parksville
Thursday, April 12 at 12 PM – 4 PM
Parksville Community & Conference Centre
132 East Jensen Avenue, Parksville

VIU Free Information Sessions
https://pdt.viu.ca/certificate-program-information-sessions

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